Definition of Personhood

      • One who is consciously performing personal acts
        • eliminates those who are sleeping
      • One with a present capacity to perform personal acts
        • eliminates those who are in a coma
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If one defines personhood on the basis of those who consciously performing personal acts, those who are asleep would be classified as non-persons and could be killed during a nap. If one defines personhood on the basis of those who have a present capacity to perform personal acts, those who are in a coma could be killed at any point during their coma.

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